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Several insurance coverage decisions from the first half of the year, in addition to those discussed in a recent Law360 article, hold important lessons regarding courts' current stance toward commonly litigated insurance principles, arguments and strategies, say attorneys at Anderson Kill.
A former associate at a Dallas-area personal injury law firm sued the firm for fraud in state court, claiming the firm breached his contract when it didn't pay him an agreed-upon 10% attorney fee for a $5 million car crash suit settlement.
Scottsdale Insurance Co. told a Texas federal court that it does not have to defend a $1 million suit accusing its policyholder, a day care company, of negligence for a child's death after being left in a hot bus, saying that the policy excludes injuries from any auto vehicle use.
An Arizona appellate panel revived a suit accusing a nursing home of causing a patient's fall and subsequent hip fracture that led to death, saying Tuesday it should be up to a jury to decide whether the patient's widow's claims are timely.
The City of Philadelphia was hit Tuesday with two lawsuits over actions during protests against police violence, including a suit by residents of the predominantly Black neighborhood of West Philadelphia who say police rained tear gas and rubber bullets on their homes and used military tactics that were not employed in white neighborhoods.